I don't think so - the question is from the point of view of an (I assume) stationary observer who is observing an object that is actually accelerating. ……..
…... "You see an object that is not moving. At that moment…….here, "the object may or may not be accelerating" is also a correct answer. The explanation is, "the object may be accelerating, just momentarily at rest……...don't really understand how an object could be accelerating and yet…..at rest…..
But thanks for the reply!
Of course there's supposedly no such thing as a "stationary" object.
…...but once you have done that any object that isn't moving in that frame of reference is stationary.
At that moment, the velocity is zero but it is still accelerating.
Yes, because an accelerating object is an object that is changing its velocity.
0 is just a number. Does it trouble you that at some point…...a speed of 2 m/s (for the same "zero duration")…….?
a speed of 0 m/s is no more surprising than any other speed
…….but it's generally acknowledged Einstein depended largely on Intuition developing his Theory of Relativity
Its a boundary condition. Acceleration is the second deritive of displacement. Velocity is the first deritive.
If you are to solve a differential for displacement or velocity of a mass that is accelerated, you must have a boundary condition.
In this case this boundary a mass is being accelerated and at zero time the velocity is zero.
Einstein's Theory of Relativity relies solely on Mathematics and Reason.
It is genius because it is counter-intuitive.
The idea that time is relative is not something that anyone's intuition told them…..
The original question has be resolved,
so why not discuss intuition here.
…….this case is an example where the answer from "intuition" is mathematically wrong.
I am an engineer, and I play poker.
Both of these pursuits are highly mathematical.
I intentionally exclude intuition from my decision making.
Intuition is valuable in one rare case; when you don't have time for logic or reason.
The only advantage of intuition is that it is fast.
It let's you make a decision, right or wrong, quickly, and intuition is correct some of the time just by random.
I do use imagination (which is very different from intuition).
……. Intuition closes your mind by making a decision before you have consciously thought it out.
Einstein…….was against….."common sense"…... "a collection of prejudices……..
For important decisions where I have time to make a thoughtful decision, I see intuition as a hindrance.
Do you believe that a decision made through intuition has simply invoked a random decision generator?
….isn't very effective for problems much more complex than "Do I move…...into that clearing ahead?"
or "Which person do I ask to watch my baggage while I go to the restroom?"
but something is going on in the mind…..beyond spinning a wheel……...